The Audioengine B1 is a fantastically simple way of turning a set of active speakers into wireless speakers or great way to enable you to stream music from a tablet or phone to your existing hi-fi.
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The Audioengine B1 is a fantastically simple way of turning a set of active speakers into wireless speakers or great way to enable you to stream music from a tablet or phone to your existing hi-fi. The B1 has a stereo analogue RCA output suitable for use with virtually any audio component but there is also an optical connection for speakers or amplifiers with digital input.
The B1 uses a high grade AKM AK4396A DAC for 24bit up sampling and an incredibly low noise floor. Because the B1's Bluetooth profile supports aptX high quality streaming can be enabled from devices which are compatible with the technology. The B1 also offers a reliable connection and extended range as it features an external antenna, something not included in all Bluetooth receivers on the market.
Combine the B1 with their A2+ or A5+ speakers to create a wireless stereo system or simply add it to your hi-fi system or AV receiver to create a convenient way to send music from your portable device or laptop.
The B1 Bluetooth Receiver utilizes the AKM AK4396A DAC, widely known for its low noise and high fidelity. B1 is essentially an upsampling 24-bit Bluetooth DAC and will pad all bit depths internally to 24-bits, thus achieving a higher signal-to-noise ratio. The B1 presents impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics with a noticeable improvement over other Bluetooth devices.
Most Bluetooth implementations have very limited range, usually within just one room. But with careful signal management circuitry and antenna tuning, we offer a superior solution that will reach more than one room with no degradation in audio quality.
The B1 features aptX coding which is an advanced Bluetooth audio codec that provides much higher-quality sound than previous versions. The B1 is backwards-compatible with all previous Bluetooth implementations so you can wirelessly stream music from any device and still enjoy outstanding sound.
B1 also functions as a wireless audio bridge from your device to your favorite DAC or preamp. Use the internal DAC with RCA analog outputs or connect the optical output into another DAC.
|Bluetooth receiver type||Bluetooth 5.0 audio with aptX codec|
|Supported Bluetooth profiles||aptX, A2DP, and AVRCP|
|Outputs|| Stereo analog RCA
Digital optical (SPDIF)
|Required power||5V, 200mA|
|Operation range||up to 100ft (30m) typical|
|Full-scale output||2.0V RMS|
|Output impedance||57 Ohms|
|D/A converter||AKM AK4396|
|Power filtering||3-stage redundant regulation|
|SNR||(DC to 20 kHz) >100dB|
|THD+N||(1 kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.02%|
|Frequency response||10Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)|
|Input bit depth||24-bit (upsampled)|
|Input data rate||Determined by Bluetooth|
|Latency||~30 milliseconds (ms)|
|Product dimensions||3.5 x 4.0 x 1"|
|Shipping weight|| 1.0lbs
|Shipping box dimensions||11 x 7 x 3"|
|Environmental Requirements|| Operating temperature: 32° to 105°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 115°F (-20°C to 46°C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
|Included accessories|| RCA audio cable (3ft/1m)
Power adapter with detachable cable
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Allows for streaming from a Bluetooth-enabled device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone.